Sunday, February 19, 2012
Books, Movies & TV
I am still handicapped with non picture posts while using my handy dandy little Kindle Fire gadget. So far I am finding it a perfectly suitable substitute over more costly alternatives. I have been able to check my email, check on my friends at Facebook, and keep up reading all the new blog news. I have even watched a few episodes of Downtown Abbey at Netflix & PBS. Sometimes it doesn't stream very well since the WIFi isn't the best in this area but it's free so I really can't complain. I watched a new to me BBC series called Land Girls while I sewed today. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of British TV. Most kindle owners use it for reading. And I've been reading quite a lot, too. I tackled the Hunger Games series since a friend recommended them. They are an interesting take on a future world with a sort of cross between the Roman gladiator entertainment & the sacrificial virgin to save society from collapsing into chaos deal. Not really my cup of tea but I'll admit I read it all just to find out how it ends. I've given up on the free kindle books. After reading a couple of them it I realized why they are free. You definitely get what you might expect from a book that is free. A really well written book is Room but I'll warn you it is painful to read. Something a little lighter but also enjoyable is The School of Essential Ingredients. I'm not all that wrapped up in Downtown Abby either. I loved the first season but it has gotten a bit too soap opera-ish at this point. Two really excellent British period productions to seek out on Netflix are The Duchess, based on a true historical figure, and The Duchess of Duke Street. Regular American network TV is so mediocre in comparison. In my opinion. Your mileage may vary.